Angie Ballard

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Quick Facts

Disability
Paraplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Date of Birth
Sun, 06/06/1982
Home
Camperdown, NSW
Occupation
Student, athlete
Started Competing
1994
First Competed for Australia
1998
Games Experience
Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012
Heroes
Louise Sauvage, Fred Periac
Career Highlights
Bronze in 100m in Athens 2004, gold in 100m at the 2002 World Cup, 4x100m relay silver in Beijing 2008, two silver and bronze at London 2012
Greatest Moment
Gold in 100m at the 2002 World Cup

Bio

Angie Ballard is a world class competitor with vast experience and a super coach in her mentor Louise Sauvage. Having already competed at three Paralympic Games, Angie entered London 2012 armed with a wealth of understanding of what it takes to succeed at the Games.

Angie had her most successful Paralympics ever in London, winning two silver medals in the 200m and 400m as well as a bronze in the 100m. She puts her success down to major upheaval in her training regime that saw her get faster and faster in the years preceding the Games.

Angie decided to pursue wheelchair racing following a car accident in 1989 which left her paralysed. Her first competitive race was in 1994 and four years later she was representing Australia at the World Athletics Championships in England. She competed at her first Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000 and later followed it up with a bronze medal in the 100m in Athens in 2004. In between Paralympics, she also won gold in the 100m at the 2002 World Championships.

When she isn’t training, Angie is either studying for her psychology honours degree at the University of Sydney or playing with her two cats and dog (Monkee, Jaguar and Angel). She also has a passion for music, cooking and travelling the world and is an avid reader, particularly of the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres.

Once her decorated athletics career winds down, Angie looks forward to pursuing a career in psychology and giving her body a well-deserved rest.

 

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Athletics
Disciplines: 100m
Classification: T53
Sport: Athletics
Disciplines: 200m
Classification: T53
Sport: Athletics
Disciplines: 400m
Classification: T53
Sport: Athletics
Disciplines: 800m
Classification: T53